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SubjectRe: [PATCH] i386 arch subdivision into machine types for 2.5.15
On Sat, May 11, 2002 at 06:06:13PM -0400, James Bottomley wrote:
> This split is essentially the same as the one I did for 2.5.8 except that I've
> cleaned up setup_arch.h slightly (the other was, as I was told, "icky"). I
> didn't do any other alterations to setup.c because the projects list implies
> that Dave Jones and Patrick Mochel are going to be doing this, so I'll slide
> my changes in around this.

First batch of this work turned up in my tree in 2.5.14-dj2, seems to be
behaving well, so that should be going to Linus soon. With that out of
the way, (plus some other smaller split-up work like mtrr), the path
should be paved for x86 subarch support.

> I've pulled visws.c out of i386/pci and put it in i386/visws.c, since it's
> really specific to visws and doing this also allows me to simplify the
> i386/pci/Makefile.

Sounds ok. visws is after all, an x86 subarch. Though we should probably
get some input from the folks who are actually still maintaining this
out-of-tree. I believe they have a project at sourceforge with newer
visws code than whats in mainline.

Other than Patricks work, and yours, the only other bits that are poking
arch/i386 anytime soon are probably ACPI and possibly some further
splitting up by one of the IBM folks whose name I've currently forgotten.

Dave.

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